Category: boqshfyt

Bhopal boat capsize: The teen who missed out on the ‘fun’, but lived to tell the tale

first_imgMinutes before the lorry – loaded with a group of spirited youths around a Ganesh idol – left for the ghat, Ranjit Giri changed his mind and decided to stay back. The 18-year-old remembers his friend Arjun Sharma, who was excited to take part in the immersion a third time, scoffing at him: “You’re missing out on all the fun.”But the decision to return home saved Ranjit’s life. His friend Arjun, along with 10 others from the 100-Quarters slum in Piplani area here, drowned in the Lower Lake after their two boats capsized while they were immersing the idol. In a video taken from the ghat, the 20-foot-idol can be seen being placed on a plank set across the boats by a crane. As the boatmen row ahead, a man, crammed amid 10 persons in one of the boats, repeatedly shouts the word of caution: “Oye, pakadke baithna sab (Everyone! Hold on to the edge)!”As 17 of the young men – 10 in one boat and seven in the other – push the idol from behind, one of the boats capsizes. With flailing arms, some of them try to climb into the other boat, which too sinks in seconds. Rescuers and locals managed to save six of them, and the two boatmen. “We’ve been taking part in the immersion tradition for years, yet no incident has happened in the past,” says Arjun, a school dropout, whose parents are labourers. The immersion was conducted by members of the Navratri Ganesh Utsav Samiti, which is backed by the Bajrang Dal. The idol was carried to the ghat at 11.30 p.m., said a member of the samiti, while the incident occurred at 4.45 a.m..Days before Ganesh Chaturthi, the Samiti had collected donations from the slum to set up a tent on a main road. “Be it Durga puja of Navratri, we organise a grand celebration each time,” said Sanjay Mishra, a member, sporting a white shirt with the Samiti’s name printed on the back.Ahead of the festive season, the district administration had met various samitis asking them to keep height of idols short. “Big idols are prohibited near the ghat. However, we haven’t prescribed a maximum permissible height for them,” Bhopal Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode said.When the lorry arrived at the ghat, said Manish Dubey, who was there as part of another group to take part in idol immersion, the samiti members, despite being stopped by guards, went through. “They argued they should be allowed in at least on the auspicious occasion,” he said. As Sanjay stood inside narrow lanes of the slum, next to a wailing father being consoled by BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he said, “You can never tell what could happen to you, when a celebration could take a tragic turn.”Mr. Pithode said a Revenue Inspector, Deputy City Engineer, Sub Fire Officer and an Assistant Sub-Inspector had been suspended for dereliction of duty.last_img read more

Into the city

first_img1) Children’s car rally: November 20iSpark, a holistic centre for children is organising a Children’s Car Rally in support of Acid Survivors Foundation of India. Children between the age of five and 15 can participate in this rally designed by the Madras Motor Sports Association. The rally ends with lunch,1) Children’s car rally: November 20iSpark, a holistic centre for children is organising a Children’s Car Rally in support of Acid Survivors Foundation of India. Children between the age of five and 15 can participate in this rally designed by the Madras Motor Sports Association. The rally ends with lunch at Amdavadi restaurant. AT Savera Hotel, RK Salai REGISTRATION Rs 1,500 at eventjini.com2) Chocolate delightNutmeg The Gourmet Shop brings you its cake of the month offering in the form of Nutty on Chocolate made up of chocolate and hazelnut mousse with a vanilla bean custard centre encrusted in hazelnut biscuit. Dig into this delicious chocolatey treat before it is all gone. AT Nutmeg The Gourmet Shop, ITC Grand Chola, Guindy. PRICE Rs 1,650 plus tax3)Master photoshop: November 26Here’s your chance to take a plunge in graphic designing and learn essential Photoshop skills. The professional daylong workshop promises to give you all the hands-on training you need to build a career in the advertising and publishing industry. AT Royal Nest, 6th Street, Nandanam Extension REGISTRATION Rs 2,750 per participant TIME 10 a.m. onwards4) Broadway ahoy: November 27Catch the mega musical Broadway Express with a cast of professional dancers and 130 children on the same stage. Written by theatre professional Shalini Singh and choreographed by Jeffrey Vardon of Mamma Mia fame, this one is sure to be an entertainer for the whole family. PRICE Rs 500 onwards TIME 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. AT Music Academy, TTK Road, Chennai5) Laugh out loud with Kannan Gill: November 26Catch one of the country’s most popular stand-up comedians in action in the city. Laugh away as he takes on everything-from the mundane to the extraordinary and brings to you his very own style of comedy as part of the Radio Mirchi Comedy Nights. AT Sir Mutha Venkat Subba Rao Auditorium, Harrington Road, Chetpet TICKETS Rs 499 available on bookmyshow.comadvertisement6) Cantonese treatsThe city’s favourite Cantonese and Schezwan restaurant now has a new menu with exotic classics like Taro Dumpling and Wu Han Style Lamb. The menu also has a host of new items for the health conscious and a dessert platter which includes Sweet Peanut Butter Soup and Coffee Pudding. AT Golden Dragon, Taj Coromandel, Nugambakkam TEL 666510007) Lights, camera, action: November 26 and 27City-based performance group Evam’s popular theatre workshop, First Rush is back with another edition. Learn the basics of acting through training in expressions, movement, body language and voice to kickstart your career on stage. EMAIL PRICE Rs 3,5008) Sip freshHere’s how you can have your cup of fresh tea and in a convenient way. Teabox, the global tea company has introduced TeaPac, nitrogen-flushed and individually sealed at source teabags. They are available in 18 varieties including English Breakfast and Darjeeling Oolong. PRICE Rs 240 onwards AT teabox.com9) Micro fashion at its bestFrom the house of Kay, the Fashion Bay comes a new line of outfits for little boys and girls. There’s party wear, ethnic fashion and play wear for your little one to sport at all kinds of occasions. Get started on your kid’s fashion journey early. AT Ell, Cathedral Road and Anna Nagar10) Fashion frenzyThe international fast fashion brand, H&M has opened its latest outlet in the city and fashionistas are already queuing up to buy their favourite outfits. Here’s your chance to get the latest in fashion and conscious clothing without the heavy price tags. H&M is also running its Garment Collection initiative where you can donate your old clothes for a discount coupon. AT H&M, Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah11) Craft talesThe festive season isn’t over yet and here’s your chance to buy a new range of hand-crafted jewellery by Amrapali. The festive collection features gold-plated crystal and pearl pieces in silver like the Mayura green glass earrings and Crystal-studded leafy jaali cuffs. PRICE Rs 2,600 onwards AT tribebyamrapali.com12)Skin deepFor the first time in the city, Antahpura Spa has brought Biologique Recherche range of spa products. Made out of natural botanical and marine extracts, the products use no artificial fragrances and help rejuvenate and relax your skin. PRICE Rs 7,500 onwards AT Antahpura Spa, Park Hyatt, Velachery Roadlast_img read more

Giants’ Heston No-Hits Mets, 5-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Chris Heston handled the New York Mets with ease. Explaining his accomplishment was the hard part.The 27-year-old rookie had just thrown baseball’s first no-hitter this season, in his 13th major league start, and here he was in the interview room, flanked by San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy and catcher Buster Posey, trying to detail a most unexpected moment.“Definitely something I’ll remember forever,” Heston saidHeston threw called third strikes past pinch-hitter Danny Muno, Curtis Granderson and Ruben Tejada in the ninth inning, completing a 5-0 victory over the New York Mets on June 9.In a championship rotation filled with All-Stars, his name is the one that sticks out as lacking pedigree. He is far from the prototypical major league pitcher. Drafted on the 47th round, he stayed in school. Drafted on the 29th round, he stayed in school.Taken on the 12th round, he finally signed with San Francisco in 2009. And in an era of radar gun worship, Heston didn’t throw a pitch faster than 91 mph.“It’s not always how hard you throw,” Bochy said. “It’s your command. It’s your ability to mix up your pitches, keep them off balance, hit your spots, pitch to your defense. Sure, it’s nice to have that 95-99 (mph), but if you’re off a little bit, hitters are going to catch up with that, trust me.”Heston (6-4) allowed three baserunners — hitting Tejada, Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker with pitches. According to STATS, it was the third no-hitter since 1914 in which all the runners who reached did so on hit batters — and the first with more than one.The right-hander struck out 11 — six looking — and allowed just two balls into the outfield, flyouts by Wilmer Flores in the second inning and Michael Cuddyer in the seventh.Heston called it the greatest moment of his life. “This has got to be No. 1, probably right next to my first big league appearance,” he said.After freezing Tejada with a 91 mph sinker for the final out, Heston didn’t jump, didn’t raise his arms in triumph.He hopped off the mound with two steps toward the Giants dugout, slapped his glove with his bare hand, then turned, walked toward home plate and hugged Posey.“I wasn’t too sure where to go after that last out,” Heston said in an aw-shucks manner, looking boyish despite a day or two of stubble.He took the ball from the final out with him, but didn’t have any designated place to display it. He doesn’t have a trophy case. “I don’t have enough stuff for one,” he said.While the Giants win the World Series in even-numbered years lately — 2010, ’12 and ’14 — they have turned no-hitters into an annual fixture, with Heston following Matt Cain’s perfect game against Houston in 2012 and hitless gems by Tim Lincecum in 2013 and ’14. The only other team to accomplish the feat in four straight years was the Los Angeles Dodgers — all by Sandy Koufax — from 1962-65.As a crowd of 23,155 looked on at Citi Field, the closest the Mets got to a hit was in the eighth, when Brandon Crawford made a backhand stop deep at shortstop and threw to first to retire Eric Campbell for the final out of the inning.“It took kind of an in-between hop. It wasn’t an easy one, for sure,” Crawford said. “That was about the toughest play of the game. Usually, there’s a really good play that saves a hit, or maybe some hard line drives right at somebody. But there really weren’t a lot of balls squared up.”The Mets, who had not been no-hit at home since 1969, hadn’t gone hitless in any game since 1993 — the fourth-longest current streak behind the Chicago Cubs (1965), Oakland (1991) and Boston (1993), STATS said.Despite leading the NL East, New York is 25th among the 30 teams in runs, a dearth partly due to injuries to David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud.“Obviously, those guys would have helped tonight, there’s no question of that. But you don’t want to take anything away,” Cuddyer said. “He had a really good sinker and he kept everybody off balance with a couple of different kinds of breaking balls.”Heston threw 72 of 110 pitches for strikes in the 35th complete-game no-hitter by a rookie in major league history, according to STATS, the first since Boston’s Clay Buchholz in 2007.Heston made his big league debut last Sept. 13 against the Los Angeles Dodgers but was sent to the minors on March 20. “The numbers really got him more than anything,” Bochy said.But when Cain started the season on the disabled list, Heston was brought up April 7. Before June 9, his only complete game was a two-hitter against Houston on May 12. Heston was knocked out in fourth inning against Pittsburgh in his previous start.“Honestly, I think it’s just a matter of him just kind of trying to find his way right now,” Posey said after catching his third no-hitter. “He’s still early in his career in establishing what type of pitcher he’s going to be. And it’s something that we all go through when we first get here.”Bochy, who won his 700th game as Giants manager, had an easy night in the dugout through eight innings. Then Heston plunked Recker to start the ninth.“I said, ‘Well, what’s going to happen if he hits the first three? Do I get him with a no-hitter?’” Bochy remembered.No way. Old-school Bochy was going to let him keep on going.“I think you know about my pitch count,” the manager said. “I watched Timmy throw close to 150, so he probably could have thrown 50 the last inning.”When Heston returned to the Giants’ clubhouse, he was met by one last ovation, this time from all his teammates.“It was awesome, to walk in and having the whole team sitting there, congratulating me,” he said. “Definitely a special moment. I’ll remember that forever.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Australia’s Cummins and Hazlewood ruled out of Pakistan Test series

first_imgThe pace duo of Pat Cummins and Jos Hazlewood have been ruled out of Australia’s Test series against Pakistan after failing to recover from injuries.The Test series is slated to take place in October in UAE. The absence of the two senior bowlers comes as big blow for the Aussie side, which is already without former captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner due to suspension after a ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March.With Cummins and Hazlewood still recovering from their lumbar bone stress injuries, much sting has been taken out of the attack of the Tim Paine-led squad.”Pat and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so unfortunately they will not be at the level required for Test match intensity come October,” team physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement.”Barring any setbacks, we are hopeful that Pat and Josh will return via the back-end of the (domestic) JLT One-Day Cup, with the aim of them being available for the ODI Series against South Africa in November as they build towards the Indian test series.”Australia play South Africa in the first one-dayer of the three-match series in Perth on Nov. 4 before hosting India for three Twenty20, four tests and three one-day internationals.Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, however, remains on track to be fit for the UAE tour, Beakley said.”On a positive note Mitchell Starc is back to unrestricted training and remains on track for the Test Series against Pakistan,” Beakley said.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more


first_imgResults of a study on the impacts of moving sediment from Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Lake through Gavin’s Point Dam into the Missouri River may be available later this year.Paul Boyd, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha office, says the studies are driven by habitat development:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………use it :22Boyd says the Corps is looking at options for moving the sediment:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……engineering study :18Boyd says a large part of the study is looking at impacts on the river below Gavin’s Point Dam into Iowa and Nebraska:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……flood risk :28Lewis & Clark Lake is rapidly filling, with most of the sediment flowing in from the Niobrara River.Its estimated the lake could lose most of its capacity by the year 2050.Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAXlast_img read more

9 months agoBakayoko insists AC Milan can upset Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bakayoko insists AC Milan can upset Juventusby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko insists they’re capable of upsetting Juventus in the Supercoppa.The Italian Super Cup takes place in Jeddah on Wednesday evening and is a replay of last season’s Coppa Italia Final.“It was important that we beat Sampdoria yesterday, as it gave us more confidence going into the Juventus game,” the on-loan Chelsea midfielder told Milan TV.“I feel in good shape and just need to recover a little energy. “It’s going to be tough, as Juventus are the best side in Serie A right now, but in a one-off match, we can beat them.” last_img read more

9 days agoAgent: Napoli need to let Elseid Hysaj leave

first_imgAgent: Napoli need to let Elseid Hysaj leaveby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Napoli fullback Elseid Hysaj has invited interest from Roma.Hysaj is ready to leave Napoli in January.”There had been discussions in the summer with Roma, then we stopped when the season began, but we still like them as a destination,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio Marte.“I think it is Napoli’s interests to negotiate a transfer in January, seeing as they risk losing him as a free agent in June 2021. They’d only have the summer left otherwise, and seeing as Napoli have been fundamental in Hysaj’s career, we want to avoid leaving for free.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

National Sports Day: 5 women athletes who made India proud in 2019

first_imgNational Sports Day: 5 women athletes who made India proud in 2019National Sports Day: Here’s a look at the top Indian female athletes from Hima Das to Dutee Chand, who made the country proud by winning multiple accolades in 2019.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 14:58 IST Indian women athletes of 2019. (Image: PTI(top right))It’s been raining gold on Indian women athletes, who are no less of a powerhouse when it comes to winning medals and championships for the country. On this National Sports Day, here’s a look at the top Indian female athletes who made the country proud by winning multiple accolades in 2019.1. Dutee Chand – First Indian to win a 100m gold in a global eventNational record holder Dutee Chand became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal at the 30th Summer University Games in Napoli, Italy after she won the 100m dash event in July this year. The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish.Pull me down, I will come back stronger! Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019She’s only the second Indian sprinter to win a gold in a global event after Hima Das, who clinched the top spot in 400m in the World Junior Athletics Championships last year.On May 19, the ace sprinter became the first Indian athlete to come out and declare that she was in a same-sex relationship with someone.2. Hima Das – Won 5 gold medals in 20 daysJuly 2, Poznan: 200m gold (23.65 seconds)July 7, Kunto: 200m gold (23.97 seconds)July 13, Kladno: 200m gold (23.43 seconds)July 17, Tabor: 200m gold (23.25 seconds)July 20, Prague: 400m gold (52.09 seconds)These are the timings of Hima Das, who won five successive gold medals in different meets across Poland and the Czech Republic in July within 20 days. Four of her victories came in the 200m sprint while her fifth top-podium finish was in the 400m event.advertisementFinished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic today Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 20, 2019Hima Das is the second-fastest Asian, featuring in the top-10 under-20 runners in the world in the discipline in 2019.Das is also in the top-20 list of fastest sprinters under the age of 20 in the 200m event.3. PV Sindhu – First Indian to win World Championships2013 – Bronze2014 – Bronze2017 – Silver2018 – Silver2019 – GoldHISTORY SCRIPTED! Champion Stuff from @Pvsindhu1 as she becomes first Indian to be crowned World Champion. Kudos Girl, takes sweet revenge against @nozomi_o11 defeating her 21-7,21-7 in the finals of #BWFWC2019.Nation rejoices!#IndiaontheRise BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 25, 2019PV Sindhu on August 25 became the first Indian to win gold in BWF World Badminton Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel. The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.Sindhu is also the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meets, having won five medals in just six appearances.4. Manasi Joshi – Won BWF Para-Badminton World ChampionshipPara-badminton player Manasi Joshi also created history by securing gold at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, just a day before Sindhu.Tournament update: Wonderful few days at the BWF Para-badminton World Championships. Stoked to have won the Gold with exactly #1YearToGo for #Tokyo2020 Paralympics.Also, PV Sindhu, you are GOAT! Congratulations! Manasi Nayana Joshi (@joshimanasi11) August 25, 2019Joshi defeated Parul Parmar in the SL3 category (a category that includes players who could have an impairment in one or both lower limbs and have poor walking or running balance) of the women’s singles category.5. PU Chitra – Clinched gold in women’s 1500m raceSuperb show by our 1500m runners at the #AsianAthleticsChampionship2019 in Doha. #PUChitra won a goldin women’s 1500m in 4:14.56 while #AjaySaroj won silverin men’s 1500m in a time of 3:43.18.Congratulations! @Ra_THORe #Athletics @afiindia #AAC2019 #KheloIndia SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 24, 2019India’s middle-distance runner PU Chitra ran her season’s best to win the women’s 1500m gold at the Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden in June this year. Chitra, who won the gold in the Asian Championships in April, clocked 4 minute 12.65 seconds to finish ahead of Kenya’s Mercy Cherono.Read | National Sports Day: History, significance and Fit India MovementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Women AthletesFollow Indian women athletesFollow Gold medalsFollow National Sports Daylast_img read more

4 Cinnamon Cocktails to Spice Up Your Winter

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master At one point in human history, cinnamon was more valuable than gold.It was the spice of kings and queens, and merchants traveled the world to find it for their lords and ladies. While times have changed a little bit since then, cinnamon is still an incredibly important ingredient in food and drink the world over. It gives spice to the spiceless, backbone to the spineless, character to…well, you get it.Cinnamon also happens to be one of our favorite wintertime cocktail flavors, as its composition and flavor profile go incredibly well with a wide range of other flavors. To celebrate that, we’ve collected a few cinnamon cocktails for you to try this winter.If that isn’t enough for you, keep this in mind: not only does cinnamon provide great flavor to cocktail, but it also has a number of beneficial health properties—from being a great source of antioxidants to being said to help fight diabetes to helping protect dental health. While health benefits of any fruit, vegetable, or other ingestible may to some extent always be contested, it’s nice knowing that you can be benefitting your health while drinking the cinnamon cocktails we’ve collected below.Cruzan Spiced Apple Cider1 1/2 parts Cruzan Aged Dark Rum1 part Simple Syrup3/4 parts fresh Lemon Juice1 part CiderCinnamonAllspice Method: Combine ingredients in a glass and serve over ice. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and allspice.Eggless Egg Nog(Created by Harold’s Cabin, Charleston, SC)1.5 oz of bourbon.5 oz dark rum2 scoop of vanilla ice cream1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (plus pinch to garnish).Method: Add bourbon, rum, ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg to shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.  Strain into chilled Coupe.  Garnish with remaining nutmeg.Casa Hot Chocolate1.5 oz. Casamigos Reposado4 oz. Hot Chocolate Mix.5 oz. Agave Nectar.25 oz. Almond Liqueur Pinch of CinnamonMethod: Combine Casamigos, agave nectar, almond liqueur, and cinnamon into mug. Top with hot chocolate mix and stir. Garnish with 2 large roasted marshmallows and graham cracker square.Cinnamon Tequila Toddy1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila5 parts hot water¾ part cinnamon bark syrup¼ part honey¼ part fresh lemon juice3 dashes vanilla bittersCinnamon sticksMethod: Combine equal parts sugar and water and 3 cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to a boil to create cinnamon bark syrup. Remove cinnamon sticks from the mixture and combine the remainder of the ingredients in a coffee glass. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.Doc Holliday Grog(Tales of the Toddy 2016 winning recipe created by Chris Hannah of French 75 Bar & Christine Jeanine Nielsen of Angeline and Pearl Wine Co., New Orleans)1.75 oz Toasted Coconut-infused High West Double Rye!5 oz Three Brothers Milk syrup5 oz Heavy CreamToasted, grated coconut and grated CinnamonMethod: Shake ingredients w/ ice, strain over ice and garnish w/ coconut and cinnamon.Toasted Coconut infused High West Double Rye!: 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 2 oz Raw Cane Sugar (Three Brothers) mixed together and placed on a sheet pan. Sit in an oven at 400 until toasty brown. Take toasted coconut and sugar from the oven and add to a glass jar large enough for it and the whiskey. Let sit for a couple hours and strain.Milk Syrup: 1/2 cup Milk w/ half cup Raw Cane Sugar and one cinnamon stick. Break cinnamon stick and add to the milk and sugar in a saucepan and heat, stir until sugar is dissolved. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Makelast_img read more

New Jobs for Lunenburg Manufacturing Plant

first_imgA $6-million expansion at the Composites Atlantic facility inLunenburg will create at least 60 new jobs. The expansion allowsthe firm to become a long-term supplier to Airbus and capitalizeson newly secured European contracts as an original equipmentmanufacturer. The province of Nova Scotia is matching the company’s $3 millioncontribution for the expansion over a three-year period. The newjobs will add another $3 million in wages and benefits to theexisting $5.2-million payroll. “This is a strategic and sound investment in rural Nova Scotia,”Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage said today, May 31.”Composites is a proven success story, growing from 10 employeesin 1993 to 170 today. The expanded facility is well-positionedfor future growth and proof that commercial success and a ruralsetting can go hand-in-hand.” “The company is growing in Nova Scotia as a result of ourpartnership with the government and the talent and dedication ofour workforce,” said Composites Atlantic chair, Francois Tauzin.”Our new plant and laboratory facilities will help streamlineoperations and increase our capacity and exports.” Composites Atlantic manufactures composite materials andassemblies for use in the aircraft, aerospace and defenceindustries. The company is owned by the EADS group, a Europeanconglomerate that manufacturers the Airbus line of aircraft, plushelicopters, satellite and missile and defence systems. The expansion funds will be used for buildings and equipment anddevelopment costs for Airbus contracts involving parts such asinstrument panels and strut components. An additional innovation incentive of $416,500 is conditionalupon the company achieving the expansion’s job targets. Theprovince’s $3-million investment is secured by a position inpreferred shares and a repayable loan.last_img read more